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Country Joe McDonald Live at Ocala Jai-Alai Fronton on 1974-03-02


Topics Live concert


1. Marshmallow Road
2. Zacharaiah theme
3. Tricky Dick/Kiss My Ass
4. Fish Cheer
5. ....(strange?)
6. Free Some Day
7. Entertainment is My Business
8. Sexist Pig
9. You Send Me
10. Codeine Annie
11. I'm so Tired
12. Tear Down the Walls


Collection CountryJoeMcDonald
Band/Artist Country Joe McDonald
Venue Ocala Jai-Alai Fronton
Location Ocala, FL

Source Sony ECM-22 > Panasonic Cassette (mono)
Lineage Cassette > Diamond Cut Live/Five (24/96) > FLAC16
Taped by Dan McDonald
Transferred by Dan McDonald

Notes

Recorded by Dan McDonald with a Sony ECM-22 microphone and a mono panasonic casette recorder (model # forgotten).

There are some cuts in the tape where various things happened, but most of the show is here. Transferred to Wav at 24-bit, 96 kHz, converted to 16-bit, 44.1 hKz using Diamond Cut Live/Five. Minor editing to smoothe out the rough spots. There are a couple of cuts in some of the songs, and it's pretty echoey, but I suppose it's not bad for an audience tape from inside a Jai-Alai Fronton in '74. I believe this was billed as "Country Joe with Special Guest Barry Melton."

Reviews

Reviewer: njpg - - March 2, 2012
Subject: Muddy recording of a great show.
I love Country Joe. Very sweet stuf.
Reviewer: Northwestcorner - - April 4, 2005
Subject: Farout
There is defiantly something fishy going on here. Country Joe is outasight man wow Berry Melton makes this show too farout and groovy! I really dig the Acid Commercial, man and Bass Strings is heavy, like wow man, its a groovy vibe. So turn down the lights, light a candle, some incense and what ever else that you want and sit back and enjoy this rare gem.
Reviewer: noyz - - April 1, 2005
Subject: yAy!
Good stuff. The sound leaves something to be desired, obviously. But hey, its hard to find this artist in a record store anymore these days, and songs like "kiss my ass" and "sexist pig" are tunes i love and havnt heard in years. I hope more shows from this guy get posted.
p.s.; would LOVE to see a show that has "An Untitled Protest" (an amazing song) in the set.
Can anyone tell me how to post a show? I got a sweet CJ show from 1969 i'm sure people will love. Not sure if its complete, but the sound is perfect;)
Reviewer: Agricola - - April 1, 2005
Subject: Fun show
This is a keeper. Excellent performance. Sound quality is less than fair, approaching poor -- limited dynamic range, frequent distortion -- but the show is so good, that doesn't matter much.
Reviewer: Jose Gaspar - - March 31, 2005
Subject: Still Good Music
An excellent show that the recordist has taken painstaking efforts to reproduce as well as can be expected. A rare treat for fans and nostalgia freaks, as most of the live material unfortunately now is in collector's hands. Country Joe, with or without the Fish or Fishes, were at their best as a live act, not studio material. Would be a great public service to see some of the '68 bootlegs posted here--they are now part of history.
Reviewer: samapplepie - - March 22, 2005
Subject: A Great Show
I already had this show from a different source. And also downloaded it. A great show from 1974 with Barry and CJ. My set lits is as follows:

Marshmallow Road
All I Need
Tricky Dicky
Kiss My Ass
I Feel Like Im Fixin To Die
Bass Strings
Acid Commercial
Free Some Day
Entertainment Is My Business
Sexist Pig
You Send Me
Ballad Of Couleen Anne
Im So Tired
Tear Down The Walls

Will be seeing CJ when he is in the UK next week

Kirk
Reviewer: wildforager - - March 18, 2005
Subject: Echoey...yes, but worth the download.
There is an echo on the rtecording but its still a piece of history and a good show. The cuts during songs are a bummer too, but I'm glad I downloaded it.
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